The Agriculture husbandry , tilapia production and crop production for cash and internal use.The Agriculture Science Department is one of the major attractions and cornerstones for excellence at the Marigot Secondary School. It displays the craft of animal
Apart from the arduous preparation of students for the regional examination CSEC, students are able to be equipped soundly in the prerequisites of the subject which can charter their course for the entrance to tertiary institutions or self – employment.
The Agricultural Science department has fostered a programme for a model of a sustainable production system which entails a number of sub-production units.
The sub-production systems are all integrated to maintain the entire production system in such a manner that ensures its continual development and productivity, while at the same time creating a safe and educative environment that impacts all the required knowledge and skills onto the Agricultural Science CSEC and CVQ students.
The programme also seeks to further its links with other departments such as the Building Technology, Food and Nutrition and Integrated Science.
The Sub-Production Units and how they are integrated in the production system are highlighted below
Greenhouse Technology Production and Open field Production System
These units use the appropriate technology to produce a number of wholesome organically grown fresh foods that are supplied to a number of business establishments (CFL, Discovery Hotel, school staff and students).
The unit uses compost from the cut grass and rabbit manure as a major source of organic fertilizer. The department is working on constructing a water storage and irrigation system from the aquaculture unit.
Some of the produce from the greenhouse are also used by the food and nutrition department in creating some of their menus.
Rabbit Rearing and Meat Production System:
This unit uses high productive rabbit to produce healthy meat for consumption within the school, the supermarkets and general community. The rabbits are fed commercial feed and local grass.
The Ministry of Agriculture has donated four varieties of high protein pasture grasses to cut back on the use of commercial feed hence making the unit more productive. The manure from the unit is used to make compost to be used in the greenhouse and open field crops.
The meat from this unit is also used by the Food and Nutrition students to practice various methods for meat preparation.
Aquaculture Fresh Tilapia Production:
This unit uses clean, mineral- rich, groundwater and harvested rainwater to facilitate the production of fresh tilapia fish. The tilapia is sold to the school and Mega J supermarket.
The food and nutrition students also use the fish from this unit to practice fish processing and preparation techniques. This unit has potential for expansion and to generate much income for the school.
This unit looks to produce high quality compost to be used for the crop production by using manure and cut grass.